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transcontinental

It has already been more than two weeks since we walked into the Pacific Ocean. We have chosen to take the advice of many people and take our time heading home. We are in no rush. After a visit all-too-short … Continue reading

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fear and loathing and sexy cat costumes

“But our trip was different. It was to be a classic affirmation of everything right and true in the national character. A gross physical salute to the fantastic possibilities of life in this country. But only for those with true … Continue reading

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the house of many friends

The last few days have been nothing short of amazing. We walked to the small town of Gunlock, where we piled into the car for a very important detour. We drove across St. George and Zion National Park to visit … Continue reading

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Wayne County Magic

Wayne County has been treating us very well. We took a zero day in Torrey to run errands and let our bodies rest after 8 straight days of walking. We bought groceries, filled water, ran laundry, and even got showers … Continue reading

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wrong turns on the way to Grand Junction

We followed the Colorado River through winding valleys, always west and down. Since 6 and I-70 join together past De Beque, CO, we had to find an alternate route toward Grand Junction. We walked south on highway 65, toward Mesa, … Continue reading

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down and to the West

So much is happening! But there is so little time to write and shuffle through photos and type on tiny keyboards. From Vail Pass (about 10,600′ above sea level) we walked down and down and down into the Vail valley, … Continue reading

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rocky mountain high

After a week of staring down the imposing wall of the front range, I can’t help but imagine what we must have looked like from miles away: Tiny little ants, disappearing into a nearly invisible fold in the endless rock. … Continue reading

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the front range

We are standing at the feet of giants. This landscape is truly surreal and hard to process. As we walked into Boulder, the long line of the range slowly morphed and shifted, as different peaks and slopes and features grew … Continue reading

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We’re gonna sing into a can!

McCook, McCook, you are too kind. We walked a short morning to get here, and went straight to Fuller’s Family Restaurant for lunch. Kait’s aunt Barb and uncle Jim met us on their way back from visiting family and friends … Continue reading

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So many nice people.

My brain is turning to mush. We crossed a line on a map – the Missouri River, to be exact – and suddenly, the whole landscape is different. The smells are different. The insects are different. The cloud patterns are … Continue reading

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